Bulldogs wingman Bewick reaches 100 against old team

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 1:10 PM - by Chris Pike

IT is only fitting that South Fremantle wingman Shaun Bewick will celebrate his 100th WAFL game against his former team West Perth this Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Bewick reaches the milestone against the club that he began his career with alongside twin brother Rohan and where his family has such a strong history including his father Cory and uncle Darren.

Bewick never thought of anything else aside from playing with West Perth and made his league debut in 2009 but after just 30 games to his credit up until the end of 2011 he felt a fresh change was needed.

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Structural Review of WA Football

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) has released its structural review into WA football.

The Structural Review of Football Report, available for download and feedback below, was undertaken to develop a clear plan for football to remain the number one sport in WA. 

The review assessed the current structures in place within WA football and identified a number of best practice reforms that will ensure football in this state remains engaging, sustainable, and relevant in the long-term.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said there had never been a major structural review since the WAFC’s inception 28 years ago as the custodians of WA football, from grassroots to the elite level.

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WAFL Round 3 Marks and Goals

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and reiwa.com Goal of Round 4 in the video below.

Don't forget to cast your vote now using the WAFL App. The app can be downloaded from the Play Store for Android devices and the App Store for iPhones.

Tune in to 7Mate from 11.55am on Saturday to witness Subiaco and Peel Thunder clash in a thrilling Grand Final rematch at Leederville Oval!

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WAFL Round 4 teams and previews

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:43 AM

FOUR games, two days, three venues sets the scene for Round 4 of the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season that includes a grand final rematch on Saturday between Subiaco and Peel Thunder.

It's set to be a tantalising and telling round of WAFL action with not only the grand final rematch, but one winless team taking on one undefeated, two teams yet to record a victory locking horns and then two finalists from 2016 finishing things off at the port.

Round 4 gets underway on Friday night at Leederville Oval with East Perth hosting Claremont. The Royals are yet to win and the Tigers yet to lose. The action begins at 7.10pm.

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#WAFooty Thursday Trivia

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Think you know your football? Test your footy knowledge and take our weekly #WAFooty quizzes!

If you know all there is to know about football, you'll love these short quizzes.

A multiple choice quiz will be released every Thursday. 

 

Midwest take out 2017 Nicky Winmar Cup

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:27 AM

More than 400 Aboriginal boys aged 13 to 15 from all parts of Western Australia took to Bendigo Bank Stadium in Mandurah for the 2017 Nicky Winmar Cup on March 6.

The round-robin tournament concluded with a thrilling Grand Final clash between the Midwest and South West teams. Midwest crowned winners after cementing a 3.1 (19) to 2.1 (13) victory over South West.

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Round 3 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:50 PM - by Chris Pike

IT was a mixture of day and night fixtures across the Reserves and REDiMED Colts in Round 3 with plenty of standout performances across both grades.

The reserves action on Saturday saw Perth defeat Claremont at Lathlain Park 16.12 (108) to 13.11 (89).

South Fremantle scored an emphatic 21.15 (141) to 10.6 (66) victory over Peel Thunder while Swan Districts beat East Perth 10.14 (74) to 9.7 (61) and West Perth defeated Subiaco 13.13 (91) to 11.9 (75).

In the REDiMED Colts, Round 3 began on Friday night at HBF Arena with West Perth beating Subiaco in a thriller 10.11 (71) to 9.12 (66).

Then on Saturday, Claremont defeated Perth 14.13 (97) to 4.12 (36), Peel Thunder beat South Fremantle 16.7 (103) to 5.5 (35) and Swan Districts downed East Perth 10.13 (73) to 9.10 (64).

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Development course rewarding experience for umpire coaches

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 9:51 AM

More than 30 community football umpire coaches from across Western Australia got the opportunity to hear from former AFL Umpire Stuart Wenn as part of an intensive professional development course facilitated by the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) on Saturday, March 25.

Wenn, who has umpired more than 300 AFL matches and now has a role with the AFL Umpiring Coaching department, shared his top umpire coaching techniques during a workshop at Leederville Oval.

Wenn stressed the importance of asking umpires questions and confirming their processes in decision-making rather than focussing too heavily on telling the umpires how they could have managed an incident or decision.

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Dads' day at the WAFL

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:55 AM

The West Australian Football League (WAFL) encourages all dads, father figures and their kids to get involved in the activities planned for this week’s Fathering Project Round.

This round is being held in collaboration with the Fathering Project, which is a non-for-profit charity supporting fathers and father figures who want to make a real difference in, and have a positive impact on the lives of children.

Dads and kids running races, kick-to-kick, goal kicking competitions, handball target challenges and many more activities will be taking place.

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wafl.com.au Team and Player of Round 3

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:05 PM - by Chris Pike

IT was another round of outstanding performances in the WAFL on Saturday and while Claremont's Alexander Manuel gets the nod for Player of the Round, he had plenty of tough opposition.

Saturday's Round 3 WAFL action saw Claremont defeat Perth 22.15 (147) to 13.10 (88) at Lathlain Park to remain unbeaten in 2017 under new coach Darren Harris.

Swan Districts also remained unbeaten defeating East Perth 11.7 (73) to 9.9 (63) at Leederville Oval while Subiaco downed West Perth 13.9 (87) to 11.10 (76) at HBF Arena and South Fremantle prevailed over Peel Thunder 12.14 (86) to 5.13 (43) at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 3

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Round 3 of the WAFL Colts competition saw West Perth defeat Subiaco by five points, Peel Thunder take home a 68-point victory over South Fremantle, Claremont secure a 61-point win over Perth and Swan Districts defeat East Perth by nine points.

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Ellenbrook crowned Champions League competition winners

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Ellenbrook Secondary College came out winners of the 2017 West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) Champions League competition, a 16-a-side pre-season school and community football tournament held over March.

10 teams and a total 200 participants aged 16 and 17 years took part in the four-week competition, which concluded with a thrilling Grand Final tri-series between Ellenbrook Secondary College, Governor Stirling Senior High School and Hills Rangers JFC at Noranda Lightning Park.

Ellenbrook were crowned the winners after successfully winning their two tri-series games.

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WAFL Round 3 match reports

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 10:55 AM - by Chris Pike

IT was a day not to be the home teams in Round 3 of the WAFL on Saturday with Claremont, South Fremantle, Subiaco and Swan Districts all scoring strong road victories.

The full round of action on Saturday took place on Saturday starting at Lathlain Park with Claremont delivering its second commanding performance of the season under new coach Darren Harris. 

The Tigers beat Perth 22.15 (147) to 13.10 (88).

South Fremantle headed to Bendigo Bank Stadium attempting to end the seven-game winning streak of reigning premiers Peel Thunder. 

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WAFL Round 2 Marks and Goals

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the Round 2 AHG Marks and reiwa.com Goals of the WAFL in the video below.

Don't forget to cast your vote now using the WAFL App. The app can be downloaded from the Play Store for Android devices and the App Store for iPhones.

Tune in to 7Mate from 1.30pm on Saturday to witness Claremont take on Perth at the newly developed Lathlain Park and watch out for the Week 1 winners of the reiwa.com goal and AHG mark of the year!

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North Beach’s inaugural multicultural footy carnival success

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 1:25 PM

More than 300 students from diverse backgrounds in Years 3 to 10 participated in the first ever Intensive English Centre Football carnival held at Charles Riley Reserve in North Beach on March 15.

The four-division carnival, run by the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC), saw sixteen different nationalities represented from five different schools, with all participants born either overseas or had a parent that was. 

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